Dead River Landing open to the public

September 5, 2012

Two pavilions sport picnic tables and grills. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Last phase of improvements not yet completed

One of the most popular boat accesses and hunting spots along the Choctawhatchee River now boasts significant improvements.

Using a portion of a $231,000 trust fund from Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with a labor/equipment agreement with Walton County, Dead River Landing now offers seven RV sites, two pavilions and two portable toilets; along with an improved boat ramp, board walk and platform at the water’s edge. ADA access parking is also provided. The pavilions have picnic tables and grills, and each RV campsite has a picnic table and fire pit.

Boardwalk along the boat ramp area at Dead River Landing. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

There are eight primitive campsites still in the works according to Lauren Engel, 
Northwest Florida Water Management District Communications Director.

“Currently we are waiting on a permit modification for Phase II of the primitive campsites. This is important for shoreline restoration and protection,” said Engel.

Dead River Landing provides water access to the Choctawhatchee River and is a part of the Choctawhatchee Wildlife Management Area in Walton County. The landing is located at the end of Dead River Road north of Bruce. ::MAP::